Shortoff Mountain Trail

Linville Gorge Wilderness Area, NC

Kim and I were in North Carolina for my nephew Dillon’s wedding to Emma. A couple of days after the wedding Dillon and Emma lead Kim and I up the Shortoff Mountain Trail in the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area. The trail started with a pretty steep ascent (~1100 ft) for about 1.75 miles, before leveling off on the edge of the gorge. The views back to Lake James and into the Linville Gorge were amazing (the pictures don’t do them justice). This was a great hike with the newlyweds. Thanks Dillon and Emma for the great time and spending the first few days of your new marriage with us! Can’t wait to do it again.

Walk-Specific Map

Elevation Profile

Only one-way direction (i.e., walk out) is shown.


GPX Download

A sanitized GPX file of our hike is here.

Summary Information

NUM trackID Primary Description Distance CumDist DeltaElev
1 SHORTOFF Shortoff Mountain Trail Parking Lot to Valley overlook 2.8 2.8 1057